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" Upon the hill they have a large square house, with a flat roof, made of thick sawn planks, stayed with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower... "
History of Plymouth Plantation - Page 125
by William Bradford - 1856 - 476 pages
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An Account of the Celebration by the First Parish of Weston, Massachusetts ...

First Parish Church (Weston, Mass.) - Unitarian churches - 1900 - 251 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four or five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower...part they use for their church, where they preach on Sunday and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drums, each with his musket, in front of Capt....
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Pilgrim Alden: The Story of the Life of the First John Alden in America with ...

Augustus Ephraim Alden - Digital images - 1902 - 232 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower...where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays." The main street, now Leyden Street, was at first called simply "The Street." The first -building to...
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The Story of the City of New York ...

Charles Burr Todd - 1902 - 496 pages
...customs of its people. Among other pleasant details he tells us how the Pilgrims attended church. " They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's (Miles Standish's) door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast,...
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The Anderson, Perrine, Barbour-Smith, Howell-Clark, Porter and Savery ...

Henrietta Elizabeth Savery Smith - United States - 1902 - 186 pages
...balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part of it they use for church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble at beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock in front of the Captain's door; they have their cloaks...
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Our Country: A History of the United States, from the Discovery of ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1905 - 2114 pages
...upon the tops of which they have six cannon, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds weight, and command the surrounding country. The lower part...where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays." Such was the capital of the English colony six years after they had landed from the May-Flower, and...
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In Olde Massachusetts: Sketches of Old Times and Places During the Early ...

Charles Burr Todd - Massachusetts - 1907 - 253 pages
...flank along the street. . . . Upon the hill they have a large square house with a flat roof. . . . The lower part they use for their church, where they...have their cloaks on and place themselves in order there abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor in a long...
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New England Family History: A Magazine Devoted to the History of ..., Volume 3

New England - 1910
...house, with a flat roof, made of thick sawn planks, The lower part they use for their church, where thej preach on Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or flintlock, in front of the captain's door; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order,...
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The Pilgrim Fathers, Their Church and Colony

Winnifred Cockshott - Massachusetts - 1909 - 348 pages
...with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons which shoot iron balls of four or five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower...where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays." 1 The colony, handicapped and poor, grew very slowly, but in 1641 Bradford mentions nine townships,...
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Homiletic Review, Volume 80

1920
...cannon, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The 266 267 lower part they use for their church, where they preach...Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drums, each with hie musket or fire-lock, in front of the captain's (Myles Standish's) door; they have...
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The American Missionary, Volume 74

Congregational churches - 1920
...with oak beams; upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four or five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church." The Pilgrim church occupied this meeting-house on the hill for many years. Plymouth colony grew slowly....
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